A talk will take place at the Banqueting Hall in Belfast City Hall on the topic of Gallipoli in the context of being more than an ANZAC story.
Philip Orr and Nigel Henderson will explore the experience of the Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaigns through personal perspectives.
Philip Orr’s talk will give a background to the campaign but will particularly focus on one soldier, Guy Nightingale from the Royal Munster Fusiliers, who kept a diary and wrote letters home from the front.
Nigel Henderson’s talk will focus on the lives of selected service personnel from the nine counties of Ulster who served at Gallipoli and will include reference to the sinking of HMS Goliath on which several Ulstermen perished.
The event is free to attend but booking is essential. Contact the Good Relations Unit on 028 9027 0663 to register.
The event begins with light refreshments at 6.30pm.
DateThursday, September 24, 2015 - 18:30
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Talk: Gallipoli - Much More than the Anzac Story with Philip Orr and Nigel Henderson